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is the last hope for a virginia woman an death row. brian todd that has story. >> reporter: from virginia east death row, teresa sings for divine intervention. ♪ >> reporter: no miracles, yet. virginia governor refuses to slay the execution. if the supreme court doesn't intervene, lewis will die by lethal injection next thursday. i spoke with her before the ruling. because of the sensitivity of the case, it's limited to predetermined questions for her. we are not allowed to bring cameras into the facility where she was held. we are speaking to her on phone. if you could say anything to the governor at this point, what would you tell him? >> caller: i would tell the governor, if i could speak to him one-on-one how sorry i am. what happened to two people that i loved very much. and i just wish i could take it back. i am sorry to the people i hurt in the process. >> she pleaded guilty to the murder of her husband and stepson in their home in virginia. this was a crime of conspiracy. she didn't fire the shots. the two men who did only got life sentences. the judge called teresa lewis the head. h
woman to be execute in virginia in nearly a century. we're going to have the details of this controversial case. >>> wolf blitzer is off today, i'm suzanne malveaux. and you're "in the situation room." >>> president obama's controversial education policy has suffered a blow right here in his own back yard. in tuesday's primary, democrats in washington ousted incumbent mayor adrian fenty in the wake of a series of controversial reforms. that's not the only issue that the city is struggling with. talked about that. more with the city council and the new democratic nominee, vince gray. >>> thank you so much for being here in the situation room. first of all, congratulations on your win. obviously, you have a general election but in a predominantly democratic city like washington it's very likely you'll be the next mayor. take a look at this city at what we're dealing with. unemployment, more than 10% in some areas. much, much higher than that. and hiv positive rate, the high nest the country. we've got poverty. what is your first priority in terms of what you need to do
-state tour with stops in two more key states. iowa and virginia. mike viqueira is traveling with the president and joins us from des moines and, mike, we have seen him return to this very successful campaign mode that he used to get elected president and he's focusing on youth. talk a little bit about the strategy here. >> well, it's very quite obvious and the president has explicitly stated along with joe biden. chris, the day after the scolding came the pleading from president obama. he and the vice president the day before yesterday told the base stop, stop whining you have to buck up or everything you worked so hard for will go down the tubes. last night really trying to create that campaign air. it was a dnc event. completely political on the campus of university of wisconsin. the official estimate and you got to believe the obama, the obama administration and the democratic party got the picture that they wanted out there with all those kids out there cheering. it was a full-on production. the whole nine yards. the dnc had sponsored some internet watch parties. they sa
a new target. mark, thanks a lot. >>> the president is on the road again today in iowa and virginia. last night in wisconsin, he proved he can still get tens of thousands of young people to show up at a rally. but can he get them to vote? >> the biggest mistake we could make right now is to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. we are bringing about change, and progress is going to come. but you've got to stick with me. you can't lose heart. >> mike viqueira is travel with the president. he's in des moines, iowa, this morning. so mike seems like he really packed in a crowd last night. what was the message? >> well, after the scolding came the pleading you guys. the day after he told them to buck up and that they had to get to the polls to vote in november, he really was a full-throated plea from the president to his base which include many of the college students and the youth mark was just talking about that are disaffected, that are apathetic that the president was speaking to last night. was a full-on campaign-stril production. they had cranes, jib ca
wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. i'm a hard-working, average citizen who understands what it's like to fall on economic times, so as i go into washington, d.c., i will keep this perspective with every spendin
demagraphicdemagraph. >> where are you from? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> let me bring in somebody that might be here. there is a lot of people that name around wilmington, and they will say she is not a whacky evangelist from way out west somewhere or from colorado springs or something, and she is not a family values type from out there but seems like somebody that i grew up with. >> she is campaigning to catholic voters as well. >>> let's take a look. here is o'donnell on thursday. very conservative culturally. let's listen. >> i think we are heading in the wrong direction. we are increasing the size of government and out of the needs of the average delaware voter. i am an average citizen that understands what it's like to fall on hard economic times, so as i go into washington, d.c. i will keep the perspective with everything that comes across my desk. >> she is not from the country club. she is talking about a recession and living it. >> chris, i hear what you are saying about her appeal in some of the old neighborhoods. governor jack march kel, and center tom harper, and these are not bo
. >> reporter: the president visited a family in fairfax, virginia to talk about what more he'd like to do to help the economy and he later joined a larger group which included small business owners and john nicholas and nicole armstrong's back yard to explain what his economic policies have and have not accomplished so far. >> we've stopped the bleeding and stable is liilized the econ but the pace of improvement has not been where it needs to be. >> reporter: the president is trying to push the senate to pass a small business jobs bill which includes about 12 billion dollars in tax breaks and 30 billion dollars to encourage lending. which the treasury secretary says is what the struggling dmi needs. >> this bill will accomplish two big things, it will cut taxes for small businesses, it will make loans credit more available to small businesses. and it provides this boost for job creation without adding to our deficits. >> mr. obama says he could sign the bill into law if it were not for the republican leaders in the house and senate. >> we're still in this wrestling match with john bainer
of the capitol but in a hardware store in northern virginia. it's by design emphasizing the issue, jobs and the economy. >> what do we know about what's going to be in their agenda? >> five major themes. the five major themes are going to be jobs, spending, health care, national security, and reform of congress itself. specifics on these things are not holding them close to the vest so far. but the economy is definitely going to be the top issue. there's no kquestion about that. and it's interesting that there's a not, we're told, from gop sources to tea party issues. no it just a promise to repeal the health care bill, but a legislation and scrutinize legislation to make sure it's constitutional. another nod to the dominance of the economy. we're told not to expect much by the way of social issues in this republican ape general da, abortion and gay rights and things like that. >> they're going to avoid that. why is it so important to the republicans right now to be unveiling this new agenda. >> republican strategists, we talked to them for months and months. they understood that the mi
eastern virginia and then again, come friday, a threat to southeast new england, mainly the cape. a little early to tell specifically for the cape, but they're doing the right thing in the carolinas, getting the tourists out of the area. bill: it's moving at a pretty quick clip. 16 miles an hour, that's almost lightning speed for a storm this size. what are you telling the folks in north carolina that are watching now? >> reporter: well, it's actually a fairly typical speed as one comes down there and i don't think it will speed up a whole lot until it gets even with them. the watches that are currently in effect are going to have to be upgraded sometime today to a warning. they're doing all the right actions, they've been getting the people alerted as of yesterday, and they're starting to move the high risk communities that only have one way out and flood at a very low tide, they're already having those folks move, so i think we're in good shape on the sense of what the threat is in the market carolina, southeast virginia area. bill: bill, thank you very much. i know you guys are working
virginia. we picked virginia to sort of look at how the president is doing two years later because he won that state, first democrat to do that since 1964 back in 2008. and yet we found republicans and then democrats, independents, who voted for the president in 2008 saying this is not moving, turning around quickly enough. and one of the people we spoke to is reverend -- pastor mariner. and he said a lot of his parishioners, including african-americans who were proud to support the president in 2008 are saying what happened? >> people don't seem excited about voting. they don't seem energetic. what difference would it make? we've got the first african-american president in office, but look at where we are now. >> what do you tell them when they seem disappointed? they had a lot of hope, but now they're disappointed. >> i don't know if they're disappointed at him, disappointed in the process. i think they're disappointed in overall this functional attitude in congress. >> and that's an important point to make. i heard that from other voters, as well. even some republicans say they voted f
on friday. who is speaking today? >> you mentioned the headliners. geng rich and virginia governor speaking in the ball room today. it will be filled with 2,000 conservatives and they will be cheering and yelling and hearing what these guys have to say. the straw poll coming out this afternoon. that will be the big afternoon this afternoon, guys. >> thank you for the preview. >> and the rest of the headlines. we have a fox news alert for you. polls are open in afghanistan in the country's first election since rumors of fraud in last year's poll. violence from the taliban is attempting to keep the voters away. connor has the latest. >>reporter: polls are due to close it is tough to get a concrete conclusion of what the election day looked like. across the country, there was several taliban attack accident, but no where near the level of violence they feared. there were attacks in the south . the government - governor of cand han hit by an ied but he was okay. there were lines but turn out in cabble was down from last year's election . it is tough to know what turned out here in afghanistan.
is strangled to death in the drapes. dead woman walking. the only female on death row in virginia hoping for mercy from the governor before she is to be put to death in a week and speaking out, the hostages from the discovery standoff give the chilling details. >>> i'm andrea. >> he asked me, do you have kids? yes, sir, i have two. what's so good about your filthy children? i looked him in the eye and i said, they are very kind, sir. i look back at him and it's jim face first on the floor. christopher was trying to get my attention. i looked over and he had his arms folded and putting three fingers under his arms and he mouthed the word run. he shook h
weather weekend. 59 our current temperatre here in washington. mid-50s across much of northern virginia now and also into forges of suburban maryland. 51 degrees at andrews airorce base. 60 at the naval academy in annapolis. plenty of sunshine. delightful today. temperatures in the 7020 upper 80s. aaron? >>> up next on "the today show" grandparents caring for their grdchildren due to >>> we are back on this saturday morning, the 18th day of september, 2010. it's a beautiful late summer morning on the plaza. and our thanks to everyo who came out to spend part of their morning with us. back inside studio 1a, i'm amy robach along with lester holt. and coming up, miracle girl. >> a 28-year-old woman, becky hallin, went into cardiac arrest. doctors tried to resuscitate her for over an hour, and just when they thought she was gone the wife and mother of three suddenly responded and was stabilized. coming up we'll meet her, find out how doctors were able to bring her back, and how she's doing today. >> then, here's the i factor, what lurks from kitchen to cabs to door knobs to computers, every
into the discussion. our question is, is college overrated. the next call comes from virginia. brenda, independent line. you are on the air. i am going to move on to cape cod. bill, republican line. caller: the last two or three callers told my thunder. it could tell us about your own experience. are you a college graduate? caller: no, ma'am. but i was born at the right time. i was board in 1947 and when i got out of high school, i could go to work anywhere as far as having good benefits. the phone company, electric company, gas co., so on and so forth. but those jobs are no longer available because of productivity and technology enhancements. host: and the decline in the manufacturing base, are those kinds of companies still around? caller: i was never in the manufacturing field. i worked for the telephone company and the telephone company now has been replaced by cassell phones. the telephone jobs today are what the railroad jobs in the 1950's when the 707 came in. but that is not why i called. there is nothing wrong being a plumber, electrician, or a skilled finish carpenter. all of those peopl
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is dow
to the laying of pipe for the beltway. no accidents along the way. in virginia, things are moving nicely at the pentagon. >>> a beautiful morning with a lot of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. temperatures are in the 60's. we don't have a big temperatures spread this morning but by tomorrow morning, i think it will be 10-15 degrees cooler than right now. a lot of such an expected today and a little bit cooler than yesterday afternoon with highs near 80. the humidity will drop throughout the day and tomorrow will have a lot of sunshine but cooler with high temperatures and below 80's and near 90 despite being officially autumn on a wednesday. >>> it is mel little bit easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the southbound lanes of the fairfax county parkway before it -- between rolling road opened this past weekend. this means the parkway is close to being fully completed. we'll be back with another update ♪ >>> good morning, america. i think everyone is ready. the new season, "dancing with the stars." it is back. tonight, that's right. our cameron mathison. he was on "d
were wrong in massachusetts and virginia and new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. so i don't know who organizes the efforts that is needed to put obsessive partisanship aside when it gets in the way of doing what's right for the american people. and those internal power struggles that need to be set aside for the good of the order. but if i were king, more like it, if i were a coach, if i were a coach writing, i would say, look, everyone has constructive roles in this, the needs are great heading into the midterm elections because the cause is so great. the cause, the great awakening of america, and the need, truth in america, how do we get out there? how do we get the message out there to the voters? practical ways. one, we got to raise funds, got to knock on doors. we've got to hold the press accountable when you know they're making things up and telling untruths. we've got to do this together. and by the way, i am a proponent of freedom in the press in this country. our young men and women in uniform, willing to fight and die for our constitutional rights, including that
voters as he begins a cross-country trip today. from new mexico to virginia and spaces in between, he's got a packed schedule. live report coming up from our ed henry. >>> well, he was once called bush's brain. karl rove, the man former president bush called the architect is going on the defense again. he reportedly raised millions to attack democrats in the stretch run. is he worried more about the uprising in his own party? we're going to talk about the tea party and a possible gop civil war. >>> up first, though, extreme weather. emergency crews are fearing the total failure of a levee that's been around for 110 years in wisconsin is located along the wisconsin river just south of portage. emergency officials told about 150 residents to get out yesterday fearing that flooding could wash out the only road leading in and out of the area. some people who didn't listen are already cut off. the same storm system overflowed rivers and extremes in southern minnesota. water pouring through dam destroyed more than half of the homes in the small town of hammond. some people who were allowed
the ones who were wrong in massachusetts and virginia and new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. [ cheering ] >> reporter: palin described criticism of the republican washington establishment as a moment in the wood shed. earlier this week she talked about the possibility she might get into the campaign. >> i don't know. we know that it is not up to me. if the a arican people were to be ready for someone who is will to shake it up and willing to get back to time tested truths and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course i would give it a shot. >> reporter: palin got a warm reception. many suggested they questions about whether or not she had interest, dedication, and fire in the bellly to do the hand-to-hand retail campaigning that is required in iowa >> president obama meantime facing off with congressional republicans on a long fought campaign issue. he wants them to stop blocking legislation aimed at limiting how much money corporations and unions can s
. jerry connolly of virginia. gary peters of ohio so the president today will tee off on john boehner and he's going to tee off on republicans. these guys and these women are in the line of fire as well. is anybody going to bring that up? it's a press conference at which time you're going to say are you going to also yell at democrats for not going along with you? >> what time is that press conference? >> 11:00. >> 10:00 central. that's what i live on 10:00 central time. >> tomorrow, we'll be live with you because it is the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the new york police department is planning for thousands of demonstrators to be down near the proposed ground zero mosque and, in fact, there's going to be another rally on the other side as well so there's going to be a lot going on in lower manhattan. >> 4,000 cops. >> and 4,000 protesters as well. imam behind it still threatening -- he was on the television yesterday and he sounded like if they don't build it there, there's going to be trouble. listen to this. >> my major concern with moving is that the headline in the muslim world
've got those wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. >> this is not a mink coat republican here. she's not from the country club. her annual income last year was 5 k. when she's talking about a recession, she's l
and didn't need caffeine because the speakers were firing them up. and of course, virginia governor bob mcdonnell spoke and the thing that had their attention focused, were the results of the straw poll. who people think will win and should win the republican nomination in 2012. >> mike huckabee missed coming in first by 11 votes. so, that, you know, pence couldn't get all the attention, but huck, i guess, a crowd favorite. >> and last year, mike huckabee won and this year pence was the winner, huckabee second. romney third, gingrich fourth. and palin who didn't go because she was in des moines at the g.o.p. fun raiser came in fifth place. >> who people chose for vice-president was interesting, he chose mike pence and he had to withdraw his name from that and then it became sarah palin was the winner of the vice-president one. rick santorum, paul ryan, demint and mike huckabee last. >> mike pence not somebody our viewers know a tremendous amount about. congressman from indiana second arguably most high profile because governor mitch daniels, a lot of folks across the state and country l
. thursday night north carolina, virginia. friday morning it hits new jersey and then by friday night it heads up on to cape cod. that's kind of the timeline of the storm. not going to hurt anybody saturday, sunday or monday. friday event ain't will all start down in there carolinas. >>> just imagine the traffic jams as people try to get ahead of the storm. >> wait until saturday. >> exactly. wait until saturday. thank you for the weather and traffic advice. >>> now to iraq. america's combat role has ended. operation new dawn begins. this morning's ceremony inside one of saddam's old palaces part of camp victory was the official hand jomp as u.s. forces stepped back into a supporting and training role. >> ending this war is not only in iraq's interest, it's in our own. the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. through this remarkable chapter and the history of the united states and iraq, we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >> william cohen served as defense secretary under president bill clinton and is n
. >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern politics too much. christina, you're from california too. but let me tell you, you've overlooked some basic tribal facts here, her name is o'donnell. first of all a lot of people who live around wilmington named something like that or italian or irish and say she's not some wacky evangelist from way out west somewhere, she's not from colorado springs or something, you know? she's not a family values'-type out there. like someone i grew up with. a lot of appeal to that. >> and campaigns to catholic voters as well. >> the pro-life for conservative catholics as well. >> absolutely. >> i think that you have to look at that when you look at the wilmington 'burbs. here she is thursday, i'm just suggesting a little different than somebody out west in alaska running. >> i agree with that. i agree with that, yeah. >> i would like to get back into that old neighborhood red-neck politics and figure it out. see if that's right or wrong. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturally, very conservative. let's listen. >> b
, how's the traffic? >> tom, unfortunately a big problem on the btway in virginia now with an accident. outer loop of the beltway near van dorn, they're holding up all traffic for the time being the beltway delays will reach back to springfield. and a quick check through southeast. pennsylvania avenue loaded up. then, again. joe? >> thanks very much. more news, weather, and traffic in 25 minutes. enjoythis tomorrow morning at 4:30 for "news 4 today." >>> 8:00 now on a wednesday morning, it's the 22nd day of september, 2010. so ummer hanging on for the next coup of hours. we're going to get into the 80s "toda today and maybe a little bit warmer tomorrow. outside this morning, along with meredith viera and al roker. coming up we' going to talk about this beauty pageant that's making headlines on both sides of the atlantic. >> she's from wales. some wonderow somebody from wales could be america's perfect teen. but she is. we'll talk to her. >>> also ahead, jenna bush hager is here, she recently jumped behind the wheel in nascar with tony stewart. i understand her only goal was to shatter
a letter from fraesh man democratic congressman from virginia who collected over 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve -- >> that's congressman nye who is in a fight for his political life. >> i believe so, yes. trying to get him on the show. this is including the upper bracket earners included in this. pelosi does not seem to be bundling on this, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> it's fair to say you're not open for that one to two-year extension compromise? >> not for the wealthy, no. that's my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed, clarity. and the public is with the president. >> all right. >> she can take that position if she wants, pat. but if you're congressman nye or pair ehlo or from the south tore midwest, you're a lot closer to peter orszag's position which is extend them for two years while the economy is bad. that's keynesian economics by the way and let them expire two years from now. >> and suppose she succeeds in having only extended for the middle tax cuts and
you need to know right now. >> hey, john. virginia's governor has just rejected a clemency request for a death row inmate for a woman to be scheduled for execution. teresa lewis is now set to die by lethal injection thursday evening. >>> six men are under arrest in britain in connection with an alleged terrorist plot against pope benedict 16th. he is fine. today he became the first pope ever to pray in the westminster cathedral. >>> there are two storms to keep an eye on. hurricane karl is expected to cause torrential flooding and mexico. in the atlantic hurricane igor could hit bermuda late sunday >>> president obama sidestepped today by naming elizabeth warren. she'll set up the new government protection agency. >> from now on consumers will also have a powerful watchdog, a tough independent watchdogs who job it is is to stand up for their financial interests, for their families futures. >> john, it seemed like he avoided a side show. but sometimes, you know, avoiding the side show you end up getting a bitter side show. >> remember, there's a big fight over keeping the agency and
that rolled into west virginia, and numerous wind reports across parts of new york city. this is the radar now. much calmer conditions today. most of the energy well off to the north and east, and we don't anticipate severe weather with this system. karl is now a major hurricane. category three storm and it's going to slam into mexico this afternoon. back to you guys in new york. >> thanks. >> you bet. >>> well, there's a new sheriff coming to town. the white house says that she'll be keeping a close eye on wall street and the fat cats who gambled away all of those 401(k)s. >> her name is elizabeth warren. this afternoon, the president plans to introduce her as his new special adviser. her goal, set up a consumer protection agency. keep the big banks on the straight and narrow. ed henry is live at the white house this morning. ed, elizabeth warren apparently not afraid to tango with wall street elite. will she have power? >> that is going to be the big question. she's been fearless about taking on the big banks and this obama administration, frankly, in her role as chair of the congressional o
established candidate. scored seven establishment. [ inaudible ] virginia governmeor is also pushing for action. >> we have to get people who believe in the conservative, pro-family limited government, federalism ideas out in november. >> now islam has been a big topic this morning. generating controversy. they have been talking about the proposed mosque near ground zero site. also 9/11. bill bennett host of "morning in america" had this to say, talk about the terrorist act in the name of islam and he said, "we're not islamaphobes but we're angry at islam." back to you. >> thank you for the update. voters in hawaii head to the poll to decide which democrat will try to take back republican seat from republican hands after eight years. two long-time political rivals will square off. former congressman neil abercrombie and the honolulu mayor went head-to-head in a primary 24 years ago. the race is full of mud slinging over race, religion and gay rights. alaska senator lisa murkowski is back in the race this time as a write-in after losing in the primary to tea party backed joe miller. s
island, did not ratify the document until after the country was established. but five states, virginia, massachusetts, new york, maryland and south carolina sent specific amendments that should be added to the document. foremost in each of those states' amendments was the concept of sovereignty or the ability of states to make the decisions. their goal and their concepts were incorporated in the 10th amendment to the constitution which put in written form the unnamed structure that the founding fathers had established in the constitution. as one of our justices on the supreme court said, the constitution protects us from our own best intentions. it divides power among branches of government precisely so we may resist the temptation to concentrate power in one location as the expedient solution to the crisis of the day. for a century and a half, this nation basically honored that concept. in the last half century, though, we have stretched the idea significantly. starting with the progressive era in the early 1900's'. it was president wilson who called this political witch craft. he sai
in virginia where he was taking questions on the economy. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001-2003. we could get that done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last 2-3% where on average, weighed be giving them $100,000 for people making a million dollar or more. >> a chief medicare specialist is criticizing the obama's administration's projections on the effects of the health care overhaul predicting it will save less money than supporters have argued. in addition, he says numbers provided on a white house blog last week that indicates spending per insured person will be $1,000 lower in the year 2019 because of the law are in fact not quote meaningful or accurate. >>> and the u.s. government says it will not pay the prison bail for american higher sarah shourd, who iran says it will release on health grounds in exchange for $500,000. earlier yesterday, shourd's family asked to have the bail reduced, saying they couldn't afford it. we'll follow that. tony blair, next on "
fundraising dinner. the former chairman of virginia's democratic party writes about her this morning in "the washington post," says sarah palin saved the g.o.p. here how he concludes -- palin started as tonto, but became the lone ranger. she runs mains strong and stood by her party. she's become a bridge between the old republican guard and the growing right-wing dissatisfaction, not just about democrats, but also with republican office holders. palin's ability to advocate for using the g.o.p., not a third party to channel this angst has allowed republican voter anger to boil, yet not boil over. should republicans run up the score in november, sarah palin will deserve a lot of credit she will never get. guest: i don't know whether she'll get it, but i think that's a very accurate assessment. i think palin has been great. she's been a dynamo. she has advocated for conservative principles unapologetically. when they tried to beat her down, she bounces right back, and she's right back in her faces, and she set an example. and really, do you realize what it's like to have the entire media machin
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